Operation Smile Mission in Vijayawada, India ​

From November 29th to the December 5th 2019

Over the past 4 years, I have supported Operation Smile activities as a bike2help.ch team member and as a supporter of the yearly Johnson & Johnson Switzerland fundraising campaign “Move for Charity”.

The private funds collected for Operation Smile have been doubled by my employer Johnson & Johnson Switzerland who also kindly support this mission of medical and non-medical volunteering to India. The objective of the mission is to bring surgical care to citizens who are affected by cleft lips and cleft palates in greater Vijayawada in the Southeast Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is located on the banks of Krishna River with a population of over 1 million inhabitants.

As a team member on this mission, I will have a unique chance experience the work of the organisation with the patients, their families and the hospital staff.

Operation Smile is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing free reconstructive surgery to children and young adults in developing countries all over the world. Since 1982, Operation Smile has provided surgical treatment to more than 200,000 patients around the world and, in the process, formed valuable relationships with the countries it has visited.

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Swiss Epic - Stage 3! Scaletta Pass 2606m above sea level! Just before a 20km downhill!
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Operation Smile Charity - September 2005
mariahcarey and jessicasimpson 💕💞
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Start today of Swiss Epic / 5 days, 350km, 12000hm of moutain biking in beautiful Swiss Engadin! Two bike2help.ch teams! I am Riding with Björn Tschenett and the second bike2help.ch team Gerald Gubler riding with Stefan Gutknecht! Great technical and flow trails during the first day in St. Moritz! #eberhardbauag #fleischlibäckerei #johnsonandjohnson #jetsportrümlang #cuoreofswitzerland #hammernutritionswitzerland #loveengadin #lovebiking #dornierwines ...

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Natalia '24 and some of her former classmates from ndacademy formed a group called Books for Smiles to support operationsmile, a non profit organization that provides medical care and surgery for children with cleft palates. They held a book exchange day last week and raised over $2K in donations. They received hundreds of books and gave away free books to the community.

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Minutes before the start of Swiss Epic stage race! Five days, 350km with 13‘500m of climbing! Pure joy of being able to ride in 🇨🇭🚵‍♂️! #swissepic #eberhardbau #dornierwinesstellenbosch #fleischlibäckerei #jetsportrümlang #lovebiking ...

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Samarbete med meandiinternational

Meandi har just nu ett samarbete med hjälporganisationen operation smile. Operation smile utför kostnadsfria operationer på vuxna och barn med käk- gom- och läppspalt.

Den nya kollektionen ”smile and pass it on” med t-shirts i unisex modell för stora och små där 20kr per såld T-shirt skänks till operation smile för att dom ska kunna hjälpa flera ♥️. Helt fantastiskt 👏🏼

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Rümlang-Bergün! Hapiness on 2 wheels! #summerholidays #lovecycling ...

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Ride and stay healthy! Yesterday‘s ride 400km with 4192m climbing! Why? because we can!😃✌️! In those not to easy times, bike2help.ch supports activities that promote a healthy lifestyle! ...

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OSIYEZA 2.0

Something dramatic has happened!😳

It has been a few months since I last took Osiyeza for a spin.

Crusing speed was always around 6 to 6.5 km/hr. ⚡

Something has changed! 💥

I can comfortably cruise at 7 to 7.5km/hr. That's a massive increase in performance which is very encouraging. 😊

What has changed?

Maybe a little of the training starting to pay off?

The only modifications that may contribute to the increase in speed would be the cannard cover strips which make the hull more streamlined.

I have also put 30L of drinking water (emergency supply) in the forward ballast tank. This might push the bow down and lift the stern which would reduce the overall wetted surface a bit.

Photographer marksamuel.za for popularmechanicssa

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A few weeks ago in Cape Town! In front of Lions Head while riding the prologue of Cape Epic! Cape Epic was cancelled but we had a great time riding trails in Tokay and Table Mountain! Most important! We supported Cape Leopard Trust and Anna Foundation with donations! This will help those organisations in not easy times we live in! #capeepic2020 #eberhardbau #dornierwines #cuoreofswitzerland #jetsportrümlang #fleischlibäckerei #capeleopardtrust #bike2help #annafoundation #operationsmile #johnsonandjohnson #cubestorechur #spitalthusis ...

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Kolla kolla så fin Lindas #schysstponcho blev 💗💗💗 Linda har stickat sin i Noro Silk Garden Sock Solo färg S10 tillsammans med Permins Angel i färgen 884144 🌸🌸🌸 En riktigt mjuk läckerbit 🍬🍬🍬 Intäkten för mönstret, som säljs tillsammans med tillhörande garn går oavkortat till Operation Smile.

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